Traveler's Guide to Valdez, Alaska


Valdez Alaska Community Events Calendar

January
  • "Celebrating Valdez Artists"* A Valdez Museum Temporary Art Exhibit featuring local artist. Sponsored in part by Petro Star Valdez Refinery and the Valdez Arts Council. Valdez Museum 907-835-2764
  • *Snow-X* 10 a.m. at the old pipeyard. Valdez Snow Machine Club (907) 835-2373.
  • Passing Zone *Jugglers extraordinaire: At the Valdez Civic Center, Sponsored by Valdez Arts Council.
February
  • Valdez Invitational Basketball Tournament (16 teams)* contact Valdez High School @ 907-835-4767
  • Scrap Arts Music, 7 pm * Choreographed drummers with recycled percussion instruments. For mor information please contact Valdez Arts Council @ 907-835-2786
  • Steve Richardson Photographic Exhibit * Valdez Museum 907-835-2764
  • Prince William Sound Community College (PWSCC) Scholarship Fundraiser* Civic Center. Reception, Dinner, Dance, Raffles, and Auctions. Contact (907) 834-1666 PWSCC
March
April
  • Sno-X* For more information please contact the Valdez Snowmachine Club @907-835-2373 or www.valdezsnow.com
  • *Mountain Man Hill Climb* For more information please contact the Valdez Snowmachine Club@ 907-835-2373 or www.valdezsnow.com
  • Hill-X * For more information please contact the Valdez Snowmachine Club@ 907-835-2373 or www.valdezsnow.com
  • April in Russia* Roman Rudnytsky, Romanian piano player playing Russian music. Anchorage RACS, Russia Choir. Valdez Arts Council @ 835-2786 *
  • Valdez Community Health Fair* For more information please call 907-835-2249
  • Valdez Museum Annual Show of Arts: Valdez Student Art Exhibit* For more information please contact The Valdez Museum @ 907-835-2764
  • May Day Fly-in* Static displays, Aerial Displays, STOL Competitions, Fun Events, Pancake Breakfast, Rides, Flight-seeing, Poker Run. For more information contact: Email flyin@valdezalaska.org WWW: www.valdezalaska.org
May
  • The Valdez Museum Summer Programs* A different program weekly, free to the public. 7:00 pm at the Valdez Museum. For more information please call 907-835-2764
  • Halibut Derby and Annual Fish Derby. The Oldest Fish Derby in Alaska. Weigh in until September 3, 2006, 12:00 PM. The Halibut and Salmon Derby will give more than $80,000 in cash and prizes. Contact (907) 255-4727. Fax (907) 835-5706 Web site: Valdez Halibut and Salmon Derbies
  • * *Temporary Exhibit. Quilt and Fiber Exhibition. *Please Contact The Valdez Museum (907) 835-2764
  • * *Valdez Sea Side Expo* -New and used boats for sale Fishing gear, kayaks, and boating accessories Displays, Tours, and Demonstrations Ducky Derby, Fish Fry, Canoe Jousting and many other activities for the entire family. Call (907) 835-4845 or email: seasideexpo@valdezalaska.org or www.valdezalaska.org
June
  • Annual Fish Derby* The Oldest Fish Derby in Alaska. Weigh in until September 3, 2006, 12:00 PM. The Halibut and Salmon Derby will give more than $80,000 in cash and prizes. Contact (907) 255-4727. Fax (907) 835-5706 Web site: Valdez Halibut and Salmon Derbies
  • * *Temporary Exhibit. "Stitches In Time" Quilt and Fibre Exhibition. *Contact The Valdez Museum (907) 835-2764
  • *Prince William Sound Community College presents the Annual Last Frontier Theatre Conference* An event of national significance. Honored guests include several luminaries of American Theater. Contact (907) 834-1614. Email: vndlm@uaa.alaska.edu or www.pwscc.edu/conference
July
  • - Halibut Derby, 52nd Annual Fish Derby The Oldest Fish Derby in Alaska. Weigh in until September 3, 2006, 12:00 PM. The Halibut and Salmon Derby will give more than $80,000 in cash and prizes. Contact (907) 255-4727. Fax (907) 835-5706 Web site: Valdez Halibut and Salmon Derbies
  • July 4th* *Annual 4th of July Festival* Downtown Street Festival with music, food, activities, and entertainment. Contact City of Valdez (907) 835-4313
  • Fireweed 400 and the Great Alaska Double Century *Fireweed 400 Sheep Mountain to Valdez and back. Great Alaska Double Century 200 mile race Sheep Mountain to Valdez. www.fireweed400.com
  • * *Silver Salmon Derby, 53rd Annual Fish Derby.* The Oldest Fish Derby in Alaska. Weigh in until September 3, 2006, 12:00 PM. The Halibut and Salmon Derby will give more than $80,000 in cash and prizes. Contact (907) 255-4727. Fax (907) 835-5706 Web site: Valdez Halibut and Salmon Derbies
  • Temporary Exhibit. "Stitches in Time" Quilt and Fibre Exhibition. Contact The Valdez Museum (907) 835-2764
August
  • * * Halibut Derby, 53rd Annual Fish Derby* The Oldest Fish Derby in Alaska. Weigh in until September 3, 2006, 12:00 PM. The Halibut and Salmon Derby will give more than $80,000 in cash and prizes. Contact (907) 255-4727. Fax (907) 835-5706 Web site: Valdez Halibut and Salmon Derbies
  • * *Silver Salmon Derby, 53rd Annual Fish Derby.* The Oldest Fish Derby in Alaska. Weigh in until September 3, 2006, 12:00 PM. The Halibut and Salmon Derby will give more than $80,000 in cash and prizes. Contact (907) 255-4727. Fax (907) 835-5706 Web site: www.valdezfishderbies.org
  • * Temporary Exhibit. "Stitches in Time" Quilt and Fibre Exhibition. Contact (907) 835-2764
  • Gold Rush Days* Experience the Gold Rush and Valdez History with daily activities and special events.
  • Valdez Silver Salmon Derby Big Prize Friday* Daily 1st place winner on the 1st and last Friday of the derby wins a big prize. *
  • Gold Rush Days Parade & Community Fish Fry
September
October
  • **The Valdez Museum Annual Roadhouse Dinner. * "Cannery Roe-d-House", will be set in 1905, Valdez's transportation and mining heyday. Contact (907) 835-2764
  • * *Oktoberfest VCVB Fundraiser* Valdez Convention & Visitors Bureau annual fall fundraiser auction. Civic Center. Fine beer tasting event and Oktoberfest celebration, complete with Hofbrauhaus style decorations, German food stations, fabulous steins, and band. Contact The Valdez Museum (907) 835-2764
November
  • *High School Regional Volleyball Tournament * contact Valdez High School @ 907-835-4767
  • *Perseverance Theatre: Macbeth * Juneau's theatre group will perform Macbeth with an accent on the parallel issues of Alaskan Natives. Sponsored by Valdez Arts Council and ConocoPhillips.
  • * *Community Cook-Off and Potluck Picnic * 5pm to 7:30pm Call Parks and Rec for more information 907-835-2531
  • *Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and Festivities * Sponsored by Parks & Recreation. A community Christmas celebration for the family. Call 907-835-2764
December
  • Ministerial Association "Ladies Annual Christmas Tea"* Civic Center. Entertainment, music, refreshments and door prizes. All ladies age 10 and over are invited. Admission is free. Donations Accepted.
  • Emblem Annual Christmas Bazaar* Elks Club, Eagle Hall, Bayside Community Church, and Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Contact the Elks Lodge at (907) 835-2537.
  • Valdez Community Christmas Program. 4pm* Community Spirit" Sponsored by the Valdez Arts Council. Local Talent Show. At the Civic Center. Contact (907)835-ARTO and leave message.

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